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Dog River Park and Trails

Contact: Tracie Ivey - Recreation Superintendent

6100 Ga Hwy 5 - adjacent to the Dog River Library
Douglasville, Georgia 30135
Phone: 770.920.7129

COVID-19 Update:

Dear Douglas County Citizens:

Effective May 1st beginning at noon, the following trails and/or walking tracks, and disc golf courses will reopen for public use and thereafter will be open daily 8:00 a.m. until dark.:

Parks with Walking Trails and/or Tracks:
Clinton Park
Deer Lick Park
Boundary Waters trails
Dog River trails
woodrow Wilson
FairPlay Park walking track

Parks with Disc Golf Courses:
Dog River Park
Boundary Waters Park
Deer Lick Park

All facilities, restrooms, pavilions, and playgrounds are still closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Deer Lick Park staff (770) 920-7129 and Boundary Waters Park staff (770) 489-2175 are available for inquiries. We strongly encourage everyone to adhere to Social Distancing and all other guidelines set forth by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID19. For any inquiries beyond this notice please feel free to contact Tracie Ivey via email. I will answer all emails as quickly as I can. Thank you.

The Dog River Park is located in the southern part of the County off Georgia Highways 166 and 5. Douglas County recently acquired approximately 900 acres of land to protect the quality of its drinking water source (the Dog River), and to provide active and passive recreation for residents.

A two-mile stretch of the Dog River will be protected by low-impact use. This land, the future site of the Dog River Park, is very pristine and plays host to many large sculpted rocks. These rocks create scenic whitewater rapids and are very popular with local kayakers. The Dog River, a feeder into the Chattahoochee River, flows throughout the property. The natural beauty of this land will make an excellent passive recreational area.

Dog River Trailhead
A trailhead for the first trail segment of the park to be developed was opened in May of 2017. Amenities are all handicap-accessible and include a large pavilion, waterless restroom, picnic tables, benches, and a charcoal fire pit. The pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served basis unless the shelter has been reserved. Please contact the Deer Lick Guest Services office at (770) 920-7129 to make reservations.

There are future plans for more trails with trailheads, parking and public access to the river, plus some active recreational areas. With the acquisition of this land, Douglas County hopes to become more observant and more in tune with the nature around us. If we can preserve native wildlife and plants in our parks, we can maintain the essential bond between people and nature.